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France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.49%

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.49%

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.49%
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 17:35

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 lost 0.49% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index fell 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA:VIV), which rose 4.12% or 0.85 points to trade at 21.62 at the close. Meanwhile, Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) added 1.55% or 0.62 points to end at 40.67 and Safran SA (PA:SAF) was up 1.37% or 1.19 points to 87.84 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 5.03% or 1.250 points to trade at 23.595 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) declined 3.90% or 0.95 points to end at 23.42 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN) was down 1.95% or 0.94 points to 47.44.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA:ALDA) which rose 5.72% to 12.48, Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) which was up 4.12% to settle at 21.62 and Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) which gained 3.36% to close at 34.64.

The worst performers were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was down 5.03% to 23.595 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 3.90% to settle at 23.42 and Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which was down 3.51% to 4.294 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 364 to 245 and 88 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 9.10% to 14.69 a new 1-month high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.48 to $1279.38 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.11% or 1.20 to hit $55.56 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.95% or 1.23 to trade at $61.93 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.87% to 1.1768, while EUR/GBP rose 0.64% to 0.8953.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 93.89.

© Reuters.

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